Expression 3 available for pre-order

My buddy Chris let me know that the Microsoft Store in the UK has the Expression 3 suite of designer products available for pre-order. Mike Ormond has a great post about Expression 3 and a cool video on the new features in Expression Web 3 If you are interested in purchasing, check out MS Store

Microsoft Expression offer in UK 40% off

If you are a designer or developer that works with Microsoft technology (ASP.NET, Silverlight, etc) then this is a cracking offer from the guys over in the Microsoft Store – 40% off which means you can bag Expression Web (upgrade) for just under £60 for instance. Check it out – 40% off select Expression products


Are designers and developers really that different?

I’m still figuring out this space and caught this great article over on Think Vitamin posing 10 unanswered questions from the FOWD event in New York. The interesting part of the article is reading people’s responses in the comments section (46 at time of posting). Some of my favourites: Would I be a better designer…


Expression UK Newsletter launches – and every issue includes a free gift….

I love working on Expression stuff, it gives me the opportunity to work with inspirational designers and developers who care about user experience and design in software. The launch of the Expression UK newsletter is to let you know about all the great stuff that can be done with Silverlight and WPF using Expression tools….

BMW first car company to implement Microsoft Surface

Phizzpop winners from New York, Vector Form have worked with BMW to create this Microsoft Surface based car designer. Very nice indeed! Can’t wait to see some UK agencies and what they can achieve with WPF, Expression and Surface! (Via Engadget)


Get your designer/developer wallpaper here…

As part of the launch of the new Expression UK Newsletter (more on that soon!) Ben from Tricky Business has created this piece to provide something extra to newsletter readers. And going forward we’ll look to commission similar creations for our readers! I thought it would be good to share ahead of the newsletter going…


FREE Designer event in Manchester on 3/12 – Screenedit Sessions

I’ve teamed up with the chaps from Tricky Business, Splendid and my northern pal Phil Winstanley to organise an evening focused on design and what Microsoft has to offer designers and developers who care about Experience/UX/Silverlight/WPF/Expression/Cool and beautiful technology The sessions look pretty cool: Tricky from Tricky Business: People don’t buy products, they buy experiences….


Remix videos online

Remix was only a few weeks ago now, and for those that missed out on the experience we have uploaded all the sessions and recordings for the event to the Remix site.   Highlights for me: Anything by Bill Buxton! How we built the wall by AllofUs Becoming human; smiling like you mean it, and…


Expression Blend tutorial videos on

Load of great videos on how to use Expression Blend, Design and their siblings in Expression Studio are up on the Videos site (currently in Beta). Expression Studio tutorials


I’ll be at Remix UK in Brighton on 18-19 September

I’m going to be at Remix in Brighton on 18-19 September. It is going to be great. Tonnes of great content. Great speakers. Great location. It should be the Great British Remix 🙂 I’ll be there in my new role as Expression Product Manager, rather than my other role with academics/students. If you are a…